Tarot Bytes: The Podcast
Bite-sized lessons for Tarot beginners
Created by Theresa Reed, The Tarot Lady
Welcome to Tarot Bytes – the tarot podcast for people who want to learn tarot…but don’t have all day. Short, bite-sized tarot lessons.
Episode 143: Inclusivity and Tarot with Courtney Alexander
For too long, tarot decks have featured primarily white people. (There was even a tag on Twitter called #tarotsowhite a few years back.) But that has changed. More folks are looking for diverse decks featuring images that represent people who look just like them. Indie artists have been leading the way, creating stunning, multicultural decks. Artists like Courtney Alexander, the talent behind the celebrated Dust II Onyx Tarot.
In this episode, Courtney joins me to discuss inclusivity and tarot. We talk about Courtney’s journey as a deck creator, how artists can be inclusive and remain respectful, and more. Courtney’s wisdom will give all deck creators something to think about going forward. This is an important conversation and one that I hope to explore further in future episodes.
Courtney Alexander is a multimedia artist, creative director, and writer with a Bachelor’s in Studio Art from the University of South Florida. In her past work, she dug into issues of duality, hypersexuality, and self-awareness; a much more personal dialogue which served to create vulnerability and explore the complex nature of her existence. Her paintings and sculptures are abstract and experimental, allowing for a more tactile sensory experience.
The Dust II Onyx Tarot Deck is a natural progression in her exploration of identity and her largest project to date. Her next mission is to create a publishing platform that caters to minority and marginalized artists who desire to create uplifting and educational products for their communities.
Grab your favorite deck, put in your earbuds, and dive in!
© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2019
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Photo of Courtney provided by Courtney Alexander.